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Hydrology – cool water science
September 18@10:00 am-11:00 am$5.00
1. the branch of science concerned with the properties of the earth’s water, and especially its movement in relation to land.
Sept 18 at 10 a.m.
The hydrology of Florida is shaped by the past and present. Come learn about how the rocks below our feet control the flow, quality, and availability of water in our environment, and how vulnerable this precious resource is to pollution.
Our drinking water come from our aquifer system that was built hundreds of thousands of years ago in warm tropical waters and has been dissolving and changing ever since.
The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens is the perfect place to come learn more about this topic and see examples of hydrology features including a seep, a spring fed creek, a depression marsh, and a salt marsh.
Jacksonville University’s Dr. Jeremy Stalker, Associate Professor of Marine Science. and Laura Kostrzewski, Marine Science Research Institute, will be teaming up to share their knowledge of local hydrology. These experts in their respective fields will guide you to the previously mentioned features and provide a unique way to view hydrology using an Enviroscape coastal watershed model.
Come learn how a watershed works through a three-dimensional model with hands-on activities!